About Cassidy Stevens...
Position: Gifted 5th Grade Teacher
Hello! My name is Cassidy Stevens and I am overjoyed to be teaching at Weinberg Gifted Academy this year. This June, I graduated from Mary Lou Fulton’s Teaching College at ASU. During my time at ASU, I had the incredible privilege of completing my student teaching at Knox Gifted Academy. This experience provided me with invaluable insights and allowed me to teach some of the brightest young minds. I am so excited to be working in this district, where I grew up and attended school. In my free time, I enjoy exploring coffee shops, playing games with my friends, and indulging my habit of buying new plants for which I have no space.
My Education and Professional Background
Graduating from the Mary Lou Fulton’s Teaching College, my two years of student teaching were completed at Knox Gifted Academy, Carlson Elementary, and ASU Prep Digital. I have worked with Kindergarten and 5th grade students. I have also had the pleasure of being a ministry leader for 5th and 6th grade students. I will be working towards my Gifted endorsement in the state of Arizona.
My Educational Philosophy
School is more than a place for education. School is a home away from home for many of our students. I strive to create an environment where my students feel free to grow emotionally, socially, and academically. I encourage my students to get out of their comfort bubbles and dig deeper, knowing that they are in a safe space to explore. I will fight to provide an environment where students are free to take risks and fail, knowing that we often learn much more from failure than success. I am a big believer in the idea that students gain better understanding when they have a choice in their own education. Giving options to our students empowers them to take charge of their own learning.